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54-44, 2nd in AL West
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Jose Altuve comes up big in every possible way

Jose Altuve is hitting for average and power and is running the bases at a caliber previously unseen. Here's a snapshot look at his recent work.

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Astros call up top prospect Alex Bregman

The Houston Astros called up top prospect Alex Bregman, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2015 MLB draft, after their win Sunday.

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Altuve hits two home runs as Astros rout Angels (0:40)
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Jose Altuve wasted no time

The Astros' second baseman homered off the Angels' Tim Lincecum in the first inning of Sunday's game at Minute Maid Park and again in the second inning. That gives Altuve 18 home runs in 2016, already three more than his previous season's high.

Lineup: Astros (53-44) vs. Angels (43-54)

  • 1. George Springer, RF (R)
  • 2. Marwin Gonzalez, 1B (S)
  • 3. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
  • 4. Carlos Correa, SS (R)
  • 5. Luis Valbuena, 3B (L)
  • 6. Ean Gattis, DH (R)
  • 7. Colby Rasmus, RF (L)
  • 8. Carlos Gomez, CF (R)
  • 9. Preston Tucker, LF (L)
  • SP: Mike Fiers, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Astros beating devil out of Halos

Houston has won 10 straight over Los Angeles this season, including Saturday's 7-2 win, after losing the clubs' first meeting in late May. Elias Sports Bureau reports the Astros' only other double-digit streaks in a season series were 11 over the Cubs in 1980 and 10 vs. the Reds in 2003.

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Astros add more Cuban talent, sign SS Sierra

A week after agreeing to a deal with Cuban star Yuliesky Gurriel, the Houston Astros signed a contract with another Cuban, 22-year-old Anibal Sierra.

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McCullers owns Trout for a night

Lance McCullers racked up 10 strikeouts over eight innings on Friday, three of which came via Mike Trout swinging. The only other pitchers to strike out Trout swinging at least three times in a single game are Tommy Milone (Sept. 2013), Jon Lester (Aug. 2014), and Chris Archer (June 2015), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Lineup: Astros (51-44) vs. Angels (43-52)

  • 1. George Springer, RF (R)
  • 2. Marwin Gonzalez, 1B (S)
  • 3. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
  • 4. Carlos Correa, SS (R)
  • 5. Luis Valbuena, 3B (L)
  • 6. Colby Rasmus, LF (L)
  • 7. Carlos Gomez, CF (R)
  • 8. Preston Tucker, DH (L)
  • 9. Jason Castro, C (L)
  • SP: Lance McCullers, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Morales talks Bregman, Gurriel

Julia Morales of Root Sports Southwest joined John, Raheel and Del to discuss the delay in calling up Alex Bregman and the acquisition of Yulieski Gurriel.

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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 19 Roger Clemens

The Rocket became the first pitcher to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game and is the only one to do so twice. He won a record seven Cy Young awards and is one of five players to win the award in both leagues. His 4,672 strikeouts are the third-most of all time. Nos. 20-11

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Astros' deadline status: buyers

The Astros are all-in at the trade deadline and can focus on adding pitching with Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman on the way, Jim Bowden writes. Expect them to make run at the Yankees' coveted relief duo if New York sells. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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X-rays negative on Evan Gattis' wrist

Gattis said he suffered a contusion, but no fracture, after getting hit on the back of his right hand while batting on Wednesday. "Optimistic and feel good," Gattis said afterward. Houston Chronicle

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Jose Altuve is en fuego

Altuve went 2-for-3 on Wednesday, giving him 12 hits over his last four games. That's the most hits over a four-game span for an Astros player since Lance Berkman in 2008, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Nolan Ryan the most overrated pitcher ever? (2:13)
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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 50 Nolan Ryan

Ryan is baseball's all-time strikeout leader with 5,714, 839 more than any other player. His seven no-hitters are also the most all time, three more than any other player. An eight-time All-Star, Ryan has his jersey retired by three different teams (Angels, Astros, Rangers). Nos. 50-41

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Springer continues to thrive at leadoff

George Springer hit his 21st homer of the season -- and his 12th since moving to the leadoff spot -- in Oakland on Tuesday. He's tied with Adam Jones for the most top-of-the-order homers in the major leagues since he moved there on May 24, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs43915th
Batting Average.24522nd
On Base Percentage.32414th
Slugging Percentage.41814th
Earned Run Average3.767th
Quality Starts5011th
WHIP1.2910th
BAA.25514th

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